Mexican Stingrays: Stranded or Discarded?

Posted Thu, Jul 18, 2013 by Sara Young to bycatch, discard, mexico, stingray


The news is buzzing with stories about more than 250 stingrays that have stranded on beaches in the Mexican state of Veracruz three days ago. Mass strandings of any animal are analyzed carefully to determine if the strandings are indicators of environmental health. However, in the case of the stingrays, foul play is suspected by locals. There are reports that fishermen dumped these rays on the beach when emptying their nets.

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